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Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters recipes


Last Updated : Aug 04,2021



 Low Calorie Indian Starters, Low Calorie Indian Snacks | weight loss Indian snacks, starters |

low calorie Indian snacks. low calorie Indian starters. No one would like to give up snacks and starters, even when on a weight loss regime. This section is an attempt to make the weight loss menu more interesting. With more than 100 recipes in this section, you are sure to be pleased by a few.

Buckwheat DhoklasBuckwheat Dhoklas

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With options like Baked Oats Puri and Buckwheat Dhoklas, Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa and Masala Vadai from South, Cauliflower and Oats Tikki .

Baked Oats PuriBaked Oats Puri

Healthy Moong Chaat from North along with Jowar and Til Nimki from East, this section has recipes to please people across India.

Bajra, Carrot and Onion UttapaBajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa

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Along with these also find a few more recipes like Lettuce Wraps, Masala Baked Twisters, Almond Bread, Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce etc. to add more variety to your snacks.

Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without EggsAlmond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs

Remember to….

1. Befriend veggies and sprouts to create your own healthy snack.

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2. Not get carried away too much with the flavours of these snacks. Keep a check on your portion size.

Oats IdliOats Idli

3. Cook certain snacks like Low Fat fries absolutely occasionally. Treat yourself with it when you have achieved a particular weight loss goal.

Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks
Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks

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4. Not serve these snacks with fat laden accompaniments.

Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters, Steamed Snacks

Sprouts DhoklaSprouts Dhokla

1. These Karela Muthias will surely make you a fan of karela, the addition of onions and garlic adds to its flavour. They are good for weight watchers and also diabetic friendly.

 Karela Muthias Karela Muthias

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2. Oats Methi Muthia recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients like oats and methi in this case. Steaming ensures minimal use of oil making this a great option for weight-watchers.

Oats Methi MuthiaOats Methi Muthia

3. Dal Pandoli is a gujarati steamed snack great for weight loss loaded with nutrients like protein, fibre, vitamin A and iron.

Dal Pandoli
Dal Pandoli

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Enjoy this healthy steamed snack with Healthy Green Chutney.

Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters, Low Calorie Tikkis

Chana Dal and Cabbage TikkiChana Dal and Cabbage Tikki

Be it a kid or an adult, tikkis are loved by one and all. Make your tikkis fibre rich by adding ingredients like oats and sprouts.

1. Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki is a great way to add fibre to your daily diet, have them with low calorie chutney or low calorie dips of your choice.

 Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki

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2. Oats and Moong Dal Tikki is perfect for evening snacks to satisfy your hungry tummy as they are quite filling. Add goodness of soya and spinach to your tikkis.

Oats Moong Dal Tikk

Oats Moong Dal Tikki

3. Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis, it’s good for people on a weight loss diet. Moreover, the garlic in it will also help in reducing cholesterol levels.

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Low calorie Indian starters

1. Malai paneer balls mixed with sesame seeds

Malai Paneer Mixed Sesame Seed Balls, Cold StarterMalai Paneer Mixed Sesame Seed Balls, Cold Starter

2. Malai paneer dill balls

Malai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold StarterMalai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold Starter

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3.  Masala Appe : Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Appe, because it’s superb texture and amazing flavour make it a great hit with everybody. 

Masala AppeMasala Appe

4. Spicy tava idlis : leftover idlis cooked on a tava in butter with Indian spices and vegetables. Hence they are also called South Indian tava vegetable idlis due to the presence of onions and tomatoes.

 Spicy Tava Idlis Spicy Tava Idlis

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5. This healthy  moong dal paneer tikki is good for your heart, helps control acidity and can be enjoyed by diabetics too. The fibre in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries, thereby improving heart health. 

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

6. Moong dal ki chaathealthy moong dal chaat has a combo of protein rich yellow moong dal and nutria-dense fruits and veggies. 

 Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks) Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks)

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Low Calorie Gujarati recipes

The Gujaratis love their low calorie homemade snacks from

1. Moong Dal Dhokla

Moong Dal DhoklaMoong Dal Dhokla

2.  Green Peas Panki

Green Pea PankisGreen Pea Pankis

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3.  Methi Moong Dal Dhokla  

Methi Moong Dal DhoklaMethi Moong Dal Dhokla

4. Nachni Khichu which is rich in proteinfibre and iron.

5.  Masala Khakhra  with only 54 calories

Masala KhakhraMasala Khakhra

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6. healthy khakhra chivda as perfect snacks to carry on the go or keep at work.

 Healthy Khakhra Chivda, Healthy Jar Snack Healthy Khakhra Chivda, Healthy Jar Snack

Low calorie healthy South Indian recipes

See the healthiest low calorie idli options we have.

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1. dal and vegetable idli recipe

Dal and Vegetable IdliDal and Vegetable Idli

2.  moong sprouts and palak idli recipe,

 Sprouts and Palak Idli Sprouts and Palak Idli

3.  green moong dal and vegetable idli recipe or 

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4. barley idli which has no rice.

Barley IdliBarley Idli

Low calorie healthy Indian rotis :

Our collection of rotis does not use plain flour, sugar, or any other unhealthy ingredients.

1. bajra roti,

RotlaBajra Rotla

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2.  jowar roti, .

 Jowar Roti

 Jowar Roti

3. stuffed nachni roti recipe , 

Stuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi RotiStuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi Roti

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4. ragi roti recipe, and 

Ragi Roti

Ragi Roti

5. whole wheat roti

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See our super healthy low calorie dosa recipes. These recipes have no rice used.

1.  nachni dosa

Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole NachniNachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni

2. quinoa dosa

Quinoa DosaQuinoa Dosa

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3. oats dosa,  

Healthy Oats DosaHealthy Oats Dosa

4. 4 Flour Dosa recipe

 4 Flour Dosa, Mixed Flour Dosa 4 Flour Dosa, Mixed Flour Dosa

5. spinach dosa  or 

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6. buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used.

Buckwheat DosaBuckwheat Dosa

Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney.

Coconut ChutneyCoconut Chutney

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Enjoy these low calorie Indian snacks, low calorie Indian starters with a healthy accompaniment of your choice and the low calorier articles below.

Low Calorie Chutneys

Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani

Low Calorie Rotis Parathas

Low Calorie Salads & Raitas

Low Calorie Soups


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Homemade Almond Butter,  for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41117
03 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Homemade Almond Butter is totally awesome, a tantalising treat with a very unique flavour and interesting mouth-feel! Actually, it is something that must be experienced and not described! When you think almonds, you expect a nutty flavour, but this Homemade Almond Butter gives you a better flavour t ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
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 by Tarla Dalal
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How To Sprout Moong, Mung Beans
Recipe# 40323
14 Dec 20

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by Tarla Dalal
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Khumbh Ke Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35021
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a wonderful combination of mushrooms and oats that is jazzed up with the flavours of green chillies, coriander, onions and pepper. Low in calories, rich in protein, this is a perfect choice even for the health conscious.
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33325
24 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who would have thought you can make the all-time favourite Dahi Vada without deep frying in oil! Here, we have cooked the flavourful vada batter in a non-stick tava greased with minimal oil, and used this to make delectable chutney-laced Dahi Vadas. Soak and squeeze the vadas just before servin ....
Low Calorie Medu Vada
Recipe# 40194
07 Jul 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
For most people, urad dal based Medu Vada is a must-have with breakfast. However, the extra calories that come out of deep-frying the batter could be troublesome. In that case, you can try this Low-Calorie Medu Vada cooked in an appe mould with ....
Low Fat Fries
Recipe# 4070
11 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Sun may rise in the west but Fries cannot be low-fat; that is what many people think! Sshh… we will tell you a secret today, so you can savour French Fries occasionally without adding too many inches to your waistline. With ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34730
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.
Masala Khakhra
Recipe# 3458
19 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack
Recipe# 42412
29 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Masala Puri, Masala Puri For Chaat Recipes, Baked Masala Puri
Recipe# 1431
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Puri, one of my favourite anytime-munchies, this recipe will surely be an instant hit amongst weight-watchers. Masala Puris, which are usually fried, have been modified into this low-cal version by baking. You can use these puris to make Sev Pur ....
Masala Vadai
Recipe# 39903
14 Mar 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The famous south Indian snack becomes unrecognisable in its new tava-cooked avatar! We have modified the traditional, deep-fried Masala Vadai recipe by adding iron and folic acid rich dill leaves, and tava-cooking the vadais. This delicious snack, made with chana dal is suitable for weight watchers ....
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack
Recipe# 22298
07 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
Mini Bajra Urad Dal Uttapam
Recipe# 39894
04 Aug 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bajra urad dal uttapam recipe | rice bajra urad dal uttapam | mini bajra uttapam breakfast recipe | easy bajra mini uttapam | with 43 amazing images. bajra urad dal utta ....
Mini Low-cal Pita Pockets  ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35015
04 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pockets of joy to pep up your parties! pita bread made with whole wheat flour and filled with chickpeas patties are teamed up with healthy bread mayonnaise and veggies for a wholesome, low-cal experience. While regular pita pockets contain approximately 250 calories, these contain only 123 each.
Mini Nachni and Bajra Khakhra
Recipe# 5685
04 Nov 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhra
Recipe# 32603
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your hunger pang in just 100 calories! Make these delicious Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhras and store them in an airtight container. Treat yourself to four of these when hunger strikes! Not only are these khakhras low in calories, but nutritious too as nachni and coriander together gi ....
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Recipe# 40709
04 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mini oats bhakri pizza recipe | healthy oats pizza | oats flour pizza no eggs | Indian style bhakri pizza | with 28 amazing images. oats bhakri pizza is a nourish ....
Mini Soya Paneer Pancakes ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34729
24 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mini in size; maxi in health! these quick-to-make mini pancakes combine three fibre-rich flours with coriander and paneer, making them so nutritious and delicious that your loved ones will gobble them up without any trouble.
Mint and Masoor Tikkis
Recipe# 3489
28 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way of combining an unusual leafy vegetable like mint and a pulse like masoor. As i have used only 1 teaspoon of oil to cook these tikkis, they are really amazing being moreover relatively light in terms of calories as compared to the deep fried tikkis which are loaded with oil. Serve ....
Minty Couscous
Recipe# 7445
27 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
minty couscous recipe | healthy minty couscous salad | Indian style couscous | lemon mint couscous | with 19 amazing images. minty couscous is a healthy variant o ....
Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
Recipe# 32764
08 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Main highlight of this recipe is use of chana dal, masoor dal and mixed sprouts. These are considered to be high in protein, but addition of Paneer improves the quality of the protein. Also use of pulses makes this recipe high in fibre and iron….Serve it immediately with lovely green chutney and se ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
23 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32449
19 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Low Calorie Snacks & Starters
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 on 14 Sep 17 03:25 PM


Love your collection of Low Cal Snacks. Recommend the Sprouted Moong and Methi Chila as its healthy and made it lots of time.